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Teeing Off at Council Bluffs Area Golf Courses

Waiting for winter to pass so you can get back out on the golf course can be difficult. Luckily, the weather will be changing soon and the grass will start turning green. Travelers who live in colder areas can get on the course a little earlier this year by coming down to Council Bluffs! 

From city skylines and lake views to quiet, semi-private rolling hills, our local golfing options are nothing but exceptional. Put your golf game to the test with a round at any of these eight conveniently located greens in or near Council Bluffs. 

After a long day on the course, unwind with a relaxing stay in a Council Bluffs hotel! Click on our hotel packages to browse and book today! 

Council Bluffs Courses

Bent Tree Golf Club

Sweeping, rolling terrain coupled with dramatic elevation changes make Bent Tree Golf Club one of the most breathtaking and formidable courses in the metro area. With more than 225 acres of bentgrass fairways and five sets of tees that stretch the course to over 7,000 yards, the club has the local reputation and striking views to inspire your best game. Visit their website to book a tee time.

Dodge Riverside Golf Club

Dodge Riverside Golf Club: Photo taken by @laurielfields on Instagram

An 18-hole championship course with year-round access and programs for both new and experienced golfers, it's no wonder Dodge Riverside Golf Club was named to Golf Digest's list of best places to play. One of the oldest clubs in the metro area, this well-run and well-cared-for city green offers stunning tree-lined fairways and vistas of the Missouri River. Playing at 6,400 yards long, the course offers a challenge for golfers of all skill levels. Visit their website to book a tee time. 

Whispering Woods Golf Course

Self-proclaimed as the premier semi-private golf facility in Council Bluffs, Whispering Woods provides a unique golfing experience at an affordable price. Formerly known as Fox Run Golf Course , the club offers golfers the best of both worlds: links golf in a parkland setting. Four sets of tees make the course enjoyable for any golf enthusiast, playing over 6,200 yards from the tips. Having a rough day on the fairways? Hit the driving range to perfect that backswing and get your game back to top form. The elaborate practice facility also comes equipped with a chipping green and putting green for golfers to sharpen their skills. Visit their website to book a tee time. 

Pottawattamie County Courses

Shoreline Golf Course in Carter Lake courtesy of Shoreline Golf Course

Escape to the countryside and visit the courses in Pottawattamie County! Located just minutes away from the metro you can experience small-town charm and beautiful scenery while avoiding the crowds. 

  • Avoca CountryView Golf and Grille (40 minutes from Council Bluffs)
    This public golf course has nine holes and par 36. The course has watered fairways and is lined with large trees. Golfers are challenged by five sand traps that guard a fairway and four greens, and two ponds on fairway #4 and #6.
  • Oakland Riverside Golf Course (35 minutes from Council Bluffs)
    This publicly-owned, municipal golf course has nine holes that serve all of Southwest Iowa. They host weekly events like Ladies Night or Couples Night and have a great clubhouse for a delicious meal. 
  • Quail Run Country Club in Neola (30 minutes from Council Bluffs)
    This semi-private course is a nine-hole links-style course with rolling greens and undulating fairways. From the hilltop clubhouse, you can see every hole on the course. The course features 3,277 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36.
  • Shoreline Golf Course  (15 minutes from Council Bluffs)
    Shoreline's 18 hole, par 72 Championship Golf Course is a scenic lakeside golf course bordering the shores of Carter Lake.

Topgolf Omaha

Photo courtesy of Topgolf Entertainment Group

Are you looking for a non-traditional way to play golf? You're in luck! Right across the river in Omaha, you can play a high-tech game of golf at Topgolf Omaha. They even have climate-controlled hitting bays that are perfect for those rainy spring days. 

But Wait! There's More

There are so many unforgettable activities, events, and attractions to visit in Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie County! Uncover a special day in Council Bluffs by browsing our recreational trailsattractions, restaurants, and hotel options. 

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